A healthy pond or lake does not mean that it is weed-free. Each pond or lake is a unique ecosystem made up of various components. Through proper management, most ponds and lakes can thrive with a healthy balance of chemistry, plants and animals.
Balanced chemistry is obtained through pond circulation or aeration. Many times circulation is obtained by wind activity or water flow; in other cases, supplemental aeration is needed.
Aquatic plants absorb excess nutrient loads and also can add an aesthetic value to the pond with seasonal flowers. These beneficial aquatic plants will compete with undesirable aquatic weeds for nutrients.
Animals complete the balance by feeding on micronutrients and/or weeds. Because of their herbaceous diets, Triploid Grass Carp are the most commonly stocked fish in ponds and lakes.
Estate Management Services, Inc. is a licensed and insured aquatics contracting and land management company based in Georgia with branch offices servicing Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.
If you are interested in a free site visit for an in-depth waterway survey from Estate Management Services, please call 1-888-307-6637.